Race News

Lowes and Guintoli to ride for Yamaha in WSBK.

Posted: Wednesday 23 September 2015 at 07:19 AM / Race News

Yamaha Motor Europe will make its official return to the World Superbike Championship in 2016 in collaboration with highly experienced partner Crescent Racing and title sponsors PATA. The team will place the new YZF-R1 in the talented hands of 2014 World Superbike Champion Sylvain Guintoli and 2013 British Superbike Champion Alex Lowes. PATA has a […]

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What do we do when Valentino Rossi retires?

Posted: Monday 31 August 2015 at 11:14 AM / Race News

It’s a question that needs to be considered. Despite the fact that we were all treated to a vintage masterclass in Rossi getting it just right at exactly the right time yesterday, he can’t carry on forever. More’s the pity. When Bridgepoint (*) merged Infront (WSB) with Dorna (MotoGP) in 2011, it forced us to […]

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Throwback Thursday – Suzuka 8-hour

Posted: Friday 24 July 2015 at 11:24 AM / Race News

Where does the year go? It’s Suzuka 8-Hour time again, and the legendary race kicks off this weekend. We dug into the SuperBike archive for this feature from ten years ago, when our old mate Paul ‘Youngy’ Young raced there with Russell Benney and the Phase One Yamaha team. Here it is in all its […]

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The return of the Yamaha Pro-Am series.

Posted: Friday 17 July 2015 at 12:54 PM / Race News

I’m not a huge fan of Silverstone as a spectator. The distance between where you can stand and the bikes on track is huge, F1 run off means acres of kitty litter pretty much everywhere. It’s just a bit, dull. I’m not talking about the racing being dull, it’s a mega circuit to ride and […]

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Back to Front – Neil Hodgson at Outlon Park in 2000.

Posted: Thursday 16 July 2015 at 13:25 PM / Race News

With all the talk of the back to front challenge on the table at this weekend’s round of BSB, we thought it’d be a good chance to look back at that race from the 2000 BSB season. You know the one, Neil Hodgson stalled his bike on the grid at Outlon Park and was forced […]

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Scott Redding – How it feels to crash a GP bike

Posted: Wednesday 15 July 2015 at 16:31 PM / Race News

We sat down with Scott after his first lap crash at Sachsenring last weekend and asked him to explain how it feels to crash a MotoGP bike. Here’s what he had to say. You should cheer Scott on yourself, buy a MotoGP ticket here. Thanks to Bennetts for the access to Scott at the Silverstone MotoGP […]

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Lowes to ride for Yoshimura in Suzuka 8hour.

Posted: Thursday 18 June 2015 at 13:00 PM / Race News

Alex Lowes is excited to be embarking on a new challenge with Voltcom Crescent Suzuki partners Yoshimura as he takes on the historic Suzuka 8Hours this July. The 38th “Coca-Cola Zero” Suzuka 8Hours Endurance Road Race, held at the Japanese Suzuka Circuit in Mie Prefecture, will run on Sunday 26 July. Joining forces with last […]

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Dunlop will ride for BUILDBASE BMW at 2015 Isle of Man TT.

Posted: Thursday 04 June 2015 at 17:47 PM / Race News

After an unceremonious parting of company with Milwaukee Yamaha last night, Michael Dunlop and Buildbase BMW have just confirmed their partnership for the superbike and senior races. Michael Dunlop will ride a Hawk Racing-prepared Buildbase BMW S 1000 RR in this year’s Isle of Man TT races. The Ballymoney man will return to the mountain course […]

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Michael Dunlop drops Yamaha for BMW

Posted: Thursday 04 June 2015 at 09:24 AM / Race News

Milwaukee Yamaha has today (Thursday), released Michael Dunlop from his contract with immediate effect. Milwaukee Yamaha its staff and sponsors have worked tirelessly to prepare a race winning package especially with the introduction of the new R1M. The development of the bike is advancing well testament to results on the short circuit worldwide. Despite having all […]

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Taylor Mackenzie on what it feels like to ride a bike made of fire.

Posted: Tuesday 12 May 2015 at 13:39 PM / Race News

When BSB racer Taylor Mackenzie jumped on his WD40 backed Kawasaki ZX-10R at Snetterton yesterday, he had no idea that he’d bag 50k hits on YouTube within 24 hours. He also had no idea what it felt like to ride a bike that was on fire. All that would change by the end of race […]

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